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ESPN’s Dan Le Batard: Lebron is lazier than ever

On Tuesday, Dan Le Batard said on his radio show that Lebron James a “lazier player now than we’ve seen in 10 years.” Le Batard added that James simply “can’t shoot anymore.” The stats back up his claim. During the 2012-13 season in Miami, James shot a career-high 40.6 percent on his 3-point shots. He has declined each year since. He shot 37.9 percent in 2013-14, 35...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Saints likely to release Marques Colston

Just a couple of weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints cut offensive lineman Jahri Evans, linebackers David Hawthorne and Ramon Humber, and receiver Seantavius Jones. It appears that soon you can add Marques Colston to the list. According to Mike Triplett, the Saints are “likely” to release the 10-year pro. Triplett added more on ESPN’s website: “The New Orleans Saints will...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs owners latest entity threatened by Donald Trump

The owners of the Chicago Cubs joined Mexicans, Muslims and Megyn Kelly on the lengthening list of things Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump does not care for on Monday. The voice of America’s increasingly angry hordes of half-literates has taken exception to the fact members of the Ricketts family, which owns the ballclub, are apparently dumping millions of dollars...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Gronk Party Ship looked like a lot of fun

Image Credit: @sportingnews This past weekend, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his party ship, the Norwegian Pearl, did what Gronk does best: Party, Party, and Party some more. And you know what? It looked like a lot of fun. The ship made its maiden voyage Friday and arrived at “Gronk’s Island” in the Bahamas a couple days later. There were 2,500 guests...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen open to contract extension

Even though three years stand between now and the time that Andrew McCutchen hits the open market, the Pirates center fielder said on Monday that if the Pirates are interested in extending his contract, he would be all for it. According to an article on ESPN, when McCutchen reported to spring training he was asked if he wanted to finish his career in a Pirates uniform. He replied...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Heath Miller hanging up the cleats after 11 seasons

After 11 seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that tight end Heath Miller will be calling it a career. Miller was the 30th overall pick in the 2005 draft and started 167 out of 168 games throughout his career. His 168 games are the most all-time by a tight end in Steelers’ history. After 11 seasons and two Lombardi trophies, Heath Miller retires in Black & Gold.
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February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Harry Shipp’s mom doesn’t take son’s trade incredibly well

Moms, bless their precious little souls. Bless them with flowers and hugs and unicorns. If you do their sons wrong, forget about it. An angry mother sticking up for her son is a young man’s first, last and best line of defense. Brand new Chicago Fire manager Veljko Paunovic and the rest of the Fire front office learned that lesson the hard way this week. Out of nowhere, the Fire...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Luke Kuechly will undergo shoulder surgery

According to a report from the Charlotte Observer, Panthers All-Pro linebacker is scheduled to have surgery on his left shoulder to repair a partially torn labrum. Although his status for OTA’s is in question, Kuechly, who recently made NFL history in becoming the first player to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive playoff games, plans on being fully healthy come...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers knee ‘feels great’ less than a month after surgery

It’s been less than a month since Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but he says it feels “great.” So much so, that he just participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. “It was just good to be out there walking normally,” Rodgers said to Garret Johnson of USA Today. “It feels great. It’s nice to not have any...
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant pays homage to me with airballed skyhook

I had no idea he knew, which makes it all the more flattering. In his final NBA All-Star appearance, Kobe Bryant paid homage to the worst shot ever taken in an organized basketball game by airballing a skyhook attempt.   But just as was the case in his pursuit of Michael Jordan as the greatest ever, Kobe’s attempt at worst shot of all-time still falls short of the original...
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers Kony Ealy being sued over a dog

Less than a week ago, Carolina Panthers Kony Ealy had a Super Bowl performance to remember as the second-year defensive end had three sacks and an interception in the “Big Dance.” Now, according to the Charlotte Observer, Ealy has been named in a lawsuit which claims he conned a former sports bar owner, Kris Johnson, out of $3,000 for not following through with a dog-breeding...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Forte will not return to Chicago, will enter free agency

This was a decision that seemed to be coming, but it was just a matter of time and now it’s official. Matt Forte took to Instagram to announce that he will not be returning to Chicago for his ninth season. “Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end,” he wrote on Instagram. “I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law’s cause of death revealed

It has been almost two months since Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law, Michael Cavallari, was found dead in Utah Dec. 10 after being missing for 10 days. The death has been ruled accidental, as the examiner’s report said that the 30-year-old died from hypothermia after exposure to freezing temperature after he wrecked his 2014 Honda Civic, according to a press release from the Grand...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
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February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: LeSean McCoy accused of assaulting two off-duty Philadelphia police officers

According to multiple sources, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, is being investigated after two off-duty Philadelphia police officers were assaulted and seriously injured in early Sunday morning at the Recess Lounge. The police report states that two officers were hospitalized as a result of their injuries. One officer suffered a fractured...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs working on Eric Berry extension

According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are pushing to re-sign one of their top defenders in Eric Berry. Berry played in every game in 2015 and had a solid year with 61 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions which earned him a spot on the NFL’s All-Pro team. He also found himself at his first Pro Bowl this past week. In 2014, Berry was diagnosed...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

There’s a petition to remove NBC Sports analyst Mike Milbury

Disgruntled hockey fans have started a petition for the removal of NBC Sports Network analyst Mike Milbury that is starting to gain serious traction. The petition currently has over 5,000 signatures (and counting) from fans who are not fond of Milbury and his role with the network. According to the petition: “His rude and demeaning matter has not only made many of the NBCSN...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl OT Kyle Long rips his critics on Instagram

For the third-straight season, Kyle Long finds himself in Honolulu, Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl. After his first two seasons where he excelled as a right guard, the Chicago Bears shifted him one spot to tackle just before the season began in hopes to solidify their exterior of their offensive line. However, with a new position came some growing pains as Long, who battled injuries...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Three quarterbacks that should have made Pro-Bowl

Earlier this week, it was reported that Teddy Bridgewater and Jameis Winston will be heading to the 2016 NFL Pro-Bowl for the first time in their respective careers. While that’s great for these two young quarterbacks, taking a look at some of the numbers, a few more deserving players were left out to dry. First, let’s take a look at the numbers for both Bridgewater and Winston...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL’s foolish rule suspends Ovechkin and Toews for missing All-Star game

Two of the NHL’s biggest stars won’t be participating in the league’s all-star activities this weekend, and the NHL is not happy. Both Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews will miss the all-star game due to injury and illness respectively, which should be legitimate excuses to not take the ice in a game that has no genuine meaning. Well, due to a league rule both players will...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NHL All-Stars to receive personalized Gibson guitars

According to a tweet from Adam Vingan, a Nashville Predators beat reporter for The Tennessean, every NHL All-Star will receive a personalized Gibson guitar. The pictured guitar above is for the Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. And if the guitar was not enough, you can see there are a number of other “goodies” in the image as well that is rumored to be a part of the players’...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bring On The San Diego Raiders

I am a lifelong fan of the San Diego Chargers. Save your pity. Your groans of sympathy. Your attempts at jokes about how much the NFL sucks and doesn’t care about its fans. I don’t want any of it because fuck the Chargers. It’s time to be all about the future. Chargers fans have been given a unique opportunity to honorably escape a franchise that has as little chance of success...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Panthers fortunate Newton-Norman scuffle didn’t change season

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers bulldozed over the Arizona Cardinals as Cam Newton tossed two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 49-15 beat down for the NFC championship. Newton finished the contest with 335 yards through the air and finished the game with an 117.4 passer rating, he also finished the game with 47 yards on the ground and is looking more and more like...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak gets his revenge on Belichick’s Patriots

In his first year as head coach of the Denver Broncos, Gary Kubiak has led his team to a Super Bowl berth as his Broncos are headed to Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50. In a tight, hard-fought game, Kubiak’s team defeated Bill Belichick and the Patriots 20-18 in what I’m sure was sweet revenge for both Kubiak and the Broncos. Last season, Kubiak was the offensive coordinator...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cyborg trolls Ronda Rousey on Twitter during SNL

The ongoing fiery feud between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino had some gasoline dumped on it Saturday night, as Cyborg simply couldn’t resist the perfect chance to troll her eternal nemesis with Rousey hosting Saturday Night Live. Rousey suffered her first professional loss against Holly Holm in November after being unable to dictate the fight using her stellar...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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